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Entries by Thomas W. Carroll from 11/2009

Christie Election Will Make NJ an Educational Battleground

| Posted 11.04.2009 | New York

Christie is strongly committed to strengthening New Jersey's weak charter-school law, and pushing through an education tax credit focused on low-income students in failing schools.

Race to the Top Officially Starts: Will NY's "Data Firewall" Hurt Its Chances?

| Posted 11.12.2009 | New York

Given New York's fiscal troubles -- Governor David Paterson has warned that the state could run out of money as early as December -- this is not a competition the state can afford to lose.

Schumer's Role in "Race to the Top": Is the Fix In?

| Posted 11.13.2009 | New York

For months, rumors have circulated Chuck Schumer has received assurances from the administration that New York will receive a "round one" grant -- as much as $350 million for the cash-strapped state.